The Nigeria Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh, has given the governing Councils of all Federal Universities of Agriculture in Nigeria, to make that every student in their institution must have viable farmland on campus from 200-level till the final year.
Ogbeh gave the order during a meeting with members of the governing councils in Abuja yesterday August 8th.
“Every undergraduate must- and I repeat- must own a farm on campus from 200 level. We are training high-level young farmers who, even before graduating, should have started earning a living. We should be training graduates who should be going straight into production, with credit support from their alma-mata, produce chicken, eggs, goats, milk, set up meat laboratories, bake bread and above all produce and sell large quantities of high-quality hybrid seeds” he said
This directive must be taken into action before the next academic session to ensure our students are equipped for self-employment, through agriculture when they graduate from the university he added